This little guy is part of an exhibit at The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in the DeWitt Wallace where I had a special experience this afternoon...
I was nominated for a 2009 ALLI Award. This is an excerpt from the Newport News, Daily Press:
Sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads, the annual awards recognize professionals, volunteers, businesses and media representatives for their contributions to the region's arts and culture.
The list of arts professionals nominated includes Diana Davenport, an artist and community arts supporter; John Dixon, director of the Academy of Music in Norfolk; arts educator Donna Drozda, who works with Tidewater Arts Outreach; arts educator Patty Edwards; Vincent Epps, who works with the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association (SEVAA) Summer Arts Workshop; Martha Frances Fortson for her work on behalf of the Portsmouth Museum Foundation; William J. Hennessey, director and president of the Chrysler Museum of Art; Edwin Jacob, director of theater arts at Tidewater Community College; The Hermitage Foundation Museum Director Melanie Leigh Mathewes; associate artistic director Patrick Mullins for his educational outreach programs at Virginia Stage Company; Richard A. Singletary, owner of the Singletary Gallery and African Art Museums; and Mal Vincent, movie and theater writer and critic for The Virginian- Pilot.
There was a lovely ceremony and reception in Williamsburg at the DeWitt Wallace Museum and though I didn't win, I also didn't lose, as being in such marvelous company was the best part of the recognition of being a nominee.